Other Community Events

We offer a lively and inspiring array of arts and cultural events. Explore new ideas, learn about different topics, and see incredible performances at the JCC of the East Bay. Join us to watch film screenings, book talks, lectures, musical performances and more to expand our rich cultural heritage, history, and hearts.

Nigunim Jewish Folk Chorus

Date: Mondays

Location: JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street

Contact: Achi Ben Shalom

Email: mail@nigunim.org

Love to sing? Crazy about harmony?  Nigunim Chorus is starting a new season, a good time for new singers to join. We sing in 3 and 4 part harmony, and explore both traditional and contemporary music in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English. Our seasons last 9-12 weeks, and we occasionally perform.

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Shir HaShirim - Song of Songs Minyan 

Make a Donation to Shir HaShirim today!

Shir Hashirim is currently blessed to be in a 'matching funds' period, from now through the end of 2015. We have $5000 of matching funds that will be applied to your contributions.

7:30-9:15 p.m., Berkeley Branch

Upcoming  Dates: 

December 11

January 8
February 12

March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Cost: Donation requested

Location: JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street

Email: preciousvessel@gmail.com

The Song of Songs Minyan comes together for a community Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming of the Sabbath) on the second Friday of the month. Shir HaShirim’s egalitarian Jewish spiritual practice attracts people from multiple communities within the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Uniting the musical liturgy of the Sephardic, Mizrachi and Ashkenazic Jewish traditions, these gatherings draw upon the deep wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance and prayer from around the world, as well as from global wisdom culture and cutting-edge science.

Shir Hashirim is led by Rabbi Michael Ziegler and Hazzan Richard Kaplan with musical accompaniment by a panoply of truly extraordinary Bay Area musicians and singers, and features the contributions of an array of marvelous poets.